What to improve in the askbot theme?
Of course it is impossible to please everyone at once, but nevertheless I'd like to ask your opinion - what could be improved in the design of the default theme?
We must give at most focus for - giving best experience for readers, and worry less on styling. Currently the askbot site has too many colors(bright too?). We need to work more in getting better Colors and fonts which are pleasing and appealing to the eyes & mind. The current home page is a little distracting - I find Big & bold fonts.
Making it accessible from across all browsers and platforms - mobile and tablet layouts. Very Important one in the list!
I would advice changing the "Yvonne Kaffeesatz" font, especially on mac's it looks strange.
See the screenshot:
Somehow the rendering (in Chrome) is stange (height is more than width) but if I look on Windows (in Chrome) it looks a lot better.
But after upgrading, all my mac users complained, so I suggest finding a different font. Perhaps not using the (performance intensive) webfonts but just one of the regular fonts?
I would second the ability to have a flowing width, but keep the current settings as the minimum.
I think this is especially useful when displaying a question with code.
Right now, you are limited to about 70 characters when using <pre> before you see the scroll bar.
That's really annoying as I like the <pre> tag to display tabular format.
Specifically, I would be very happy with the following:
This would be a lot of work, but make it fluid instead of fixed width. I had a go but did not really get anywhere.
I also think big blocks of text should be moved into config somewhere, or separate template files so that they are easy to change.
The recent css cruft removal is a significant improvement. The lighter the css and templates the easier they are to understand, and therefore the easier they are to modify.
I think separation between questions should be #1
also there seems to be too much white spacing ... like o this page between your question and tags there is at least 5 lines of white space... i think it needs to be a bit tighter
To enter a block of code: